UCHealth is excited to announce that Tom Gronow, Ed.D., M.H.A., has been named president and CEO of University of Colorado Hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Gronow has been serving as interim CEO since August, 2021, and was named the hospital’s chief operating officer in 2014.
“I am confident Tom will continue to lead University of Colorado Hospital with a focus on providing excellent patient care, delivering the best possible experience for our patients, and driving the future of medicine through clinical trials and highly specialized treatments,” said UCHealth President and CEO Elizabeth Concordia. “Tom already has strong relationships with the faculty members and leaders at the University of Colorado School of Medicine who will be integral partners as UCH expands its services and specialties in the coming years.”
Gronow, 41, has led UCH as its COO during a time when it has repeatedly been named the No. 1 hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report, with many specialties ranked among the best in the nation. Gronow has also served as UCHealth’s COVID-19 incident commander, helping lead the health care system through its pandemic response.
“I appreciate the support of UCHealth and everyone at University of Colorado Hospital, and I’m honored to be selected as its CEO,” said Gronow. “Hospitals and health care workers have been under immense strain during the pandemic, and I will ensure that supporting the well-being of our staff members as they provide excellent care for our patients continues to be one of our top priorities.”
In his new role, Gronow will collaborate closely with Anschutz Medical Campus leaders to help educate and train future generations of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other health care workers. He will also focus on completing University of Colorado Hospital’s tower 3 which is currently under construction. Opening in 2023, the new tower will expand capacity at the hospital, adding hundreds of additional inpatient and ICU rooms along with a new, inpatient behavioral health unit. The new unit is part of UCHealth’s $150 million investment to expand behavioral health services and access throughout Colorado.
Prior to joining UCHealth, Gronow was the vice president of operations at UPMC Mercy Hospital and its executive director of emergency, trauma and burn services. Gronow has a doctorate in human and organizational learning from George Washington University and a master’s degree in health care administration from University of South Florida.